Recipe: Quinoa Meatballs - Easy Toddler Meal Ideas  (DF, GF)

Recipe: Quinoa Meatballs - Easy Toddler Meal Ideas (DF, GF)

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Daisy regularly reminds me that it’s great for kids to get a mix of protein sources including those from plant protein e.g. lentils, beans, tofu etc. Here I’ve added Quinoa to Ben’s meatballs! Quinoa is a complete protein source with the added benefit of fibre 💫 Freeze some for later. 

500g beef mince
1/2 cup quinoa
1 carrot, grated
1 egg
1 tsp oregano


Cook quinoa in water or vegetable stock.

Mix mince, carrot, oregano, quinoa and egg together.

Make into meatballs.

Place in 180 oven 10-15 minutes.

Serve to the monsters.


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